Applying for Courses

Eligible Staff

Program Overview


The University of Calgary benefit program provides development opportunities through the tuition support plan. The Tuition Support Program is a benefit available to eligible University of Calgary employees and their eligible dependents, allowing them to participate in academic courses at the University of Calgary at a reduced cost. Eligible employees also have the opportunity to take non-credit courses offered through Continuing Education.


Academic Courses

Eligible staff members may use tuition support benefits to support their continued education in academic credit courses offered at the University of Calgary for themselves and their eligible dependents. The staff member must be eligible prior to the start date of the session, but the benefit is based on their status on the fee deadline.

Applications for this benefit must be submitted by the tuition fee deadline for each session in according to the academic schedule. The application for the summer 2024 is now closed. The application for the fall 2024 session will open closer to the start of the fall 2024 session.

The maximum benefit for an undergraduate half-course is $709.98 and the maximum benefit for a graduate course is $942.27.

Continuing Education Courses

Eligible staff members may use tuition support benefits towards University of Calgary Continuing Education courses.  

Staff members can bundle up to 3 courses within one specific Cont Ed certificate program listed below, and they will be treated as one Cont Ed course if the registration for all courses occurs at the same time as long as the courses occur within the same benefit year (July 1 - June 30):

  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Microsoft Modern Workplace and Productivity Tools
  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Power BI for Business: Make your Data Useful
  • Digital Transformation

Tuition support covers the tuition fees only. 

Academic Courses

If you are eligible for tuition support to take Academic courses, see the application process for Academic courses.


Eligibility is based on the staff group and appointment type. If uncertain of either, refer to your letter of offer or contact the Integrated Service Centre.

Continuing Education Courses

If you are eligible for tuition support to take Continuing Education Courses, see the application process to understand the requirements.